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Old Aug 30, 2010, 9:44 PM   #11
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 2:30 AM   #13
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Great feedback. Appreciate the suggestion on the Kodak Z950 and am really impressed with the clarity of the full telephoto zoom (when compared to the Lumix DMC-ZR3). Now I have to decide how much the slow processing speed (after 3 photos) bothers me, and how often the video will lose focus, as in the video sample (admittedly, it's through the fence), vs. the Lumix, whose video had a 'stepping' kind of zoom. (Could have just been the sample, I don't know. I will be using it in some low-light situations. Thanks!
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Using ISO 500 surely brings in a lot of noise. I think most folks want to avoid that visible noise.

That is why a Slave Flash is needed to keep the ISO reduced to a workable level.

I still want to see Shoturtle's photos sample

Here is what the Z-915 looks like. That is quite a difference!

Please just click on the link below, thanks.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ko...5_rLRb6-X3.jpg

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For anyone wanting to see the original now reduced photo here is the link http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ko...rLRb6-O-LB.jpg
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 11:04 AM   #15
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jfarbs-

The delay, after 3 photos taken in the Burst Mode, you speak of with the Kodak Z-950 only occurs when shooting in the full automatic mode. That is because "Perfect Touch" in camera post processing is done in the Automatic Mode. It does not happen when shooting in the "P" or Program Mode. And you can then, when desired, manually run "Perfect Touch" on any of your photos. Therefore using the Program Mode will keep you shooting without any delay at all.

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jfarbs,

Sounds like you have decided on the kodak, you just save me a trip afterwork to the photo shop.
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I'm actually heading in the direction of the Lumix DMC-ZR3. For $159, seems like a great deal and meets my needs. Viewed some YouTube videos made by the Kodak Z950 and they all seemed to show some focusing challenges, while the Panasonic ZR3 seemed to be more accurate. That, and its compact nature (with support from readers like you all) have me bound for the ZR3. Thanks!
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